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Early Stage Venture Capital that is Fast, Flexible and Founder-Focused.

Ridge Venture and Fastly - massive scalability
Ridge Ventures and Minted - freedom of expression
Ridge Ventures and nWay - ability to level up
Ridge Ventures and Krux - super charging big data

Alignment Matters. We Get It.

Alignment Matters.
We Get It.

Fast:

As a founding CEO, time isn’t on your side. We act fast: from our first meeting, to getting a term sheet to helping you grow your business. Our 50-strong CXO network and events as well as our industry connections in gaming, have proven to be invaluable for our founders.

Flexible:

It’s about relationships, not control. At Ridge, no investment terms are sacred and we have no minimum ownership requirement. Our term sheets are 2-pages in plain English, and we’re even battling our attorneys on getting them down to 140 characters.

Founder-Focused:

From the start, we align with founders and their vision knowing we’re lucky to be there – and we have never asked the founding CEO of our portfolio companies to leave the company.


Ridge Ventures Is Software Obsessed

Whether for the cloud or the edge, we look for companies delivering killer technologies, new distribution models and incredible user experiences. While we’re focused on SaaS and infrastructure solutions for the enterprise, we also back startups in adtech, gaming and ecommerce.  We are firm believers in “where there’s a big problem, there’s a big opportunity.”  We love Series A deals and helping create something out of chaos.


History Of Ridge Ventures

Ridge Ventures is the new name for IDG Ventures USA.  The name is inspired by the daring journeys we share with the founding teams we back and reflects our long-term independent status.  Founded in 2007, Ridge evolved out of a single-LP fund started by the media company IDG.  The new name contains an homage to our roots.


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